Draft Artesia Aviation Corridors Area Plan (AACAP) is going to the Planning Commission!
The Draft Artesia and Aviation Corridors Area Plan is going to Planning Commission!
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss the Draft Artesia and Aviation Corridors Area Plan (AACAP) at their virtual meeting on Thursday August 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. You may submit questions and/or comments to the City’s Planning Division by email to PlanningRedondo@redondo.org. Comments for the Planning Commission will be accept up until the day of the meeting at 3:00 p.m.
Meeting will include continued Planning Commission discussion and a recommendation to the Mayor and City Council on the AACAP.
About the AACAP
Guided by the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC), the City has prepared the Draft AACAP (available for download here), which provides a road map to transform Artesia and Aviation Boulevards into the “Main Street of North Redondo,” by outlining strategies to activate, energize, and revitalize the Corridors through thoughtful placemaking efforts, including strategies to:
- Create an active streetscape with an enjoyable pedestrian experience and creative public spaces
- Establish a cohesive identity
- Improve bicycle and transit access
- Rethink how parking is accommodated in the Corridors
- Facilitate and encourage redevelopment and reinvestment in private property
- Attract and retain a mix of businesses that serve the community, surrounding neighborhoods, and attract visitors
The AACAP also memorializes the various efforts that have examined the opportunities to transform the Corridors over the past decades, providing an accessible collection of community desires, ideas, and strategies to promote changes that further the community’s vision for the Corridors.
Public participation in the AACAP
The first draft of the AACAP was released for review in September 2019. The Draft was presented to the GPAC (September 26, 2019) and the North Redondo Beach Business Association (November 14, 2019). In January 2020, comments from both groups were incorporated into the AACAP and a revised Draft was issued. A community-wide workshop was then held on February 27, 2020 to facilitate discussion and collect feedback from the broader community.
Between February 21, 2020 and March 31, 2020, the City also hosted an online survey, open to any community member, business owner, or interested party, to determine which strategies in the AACAP were most important to the community. The survey identified AACAP implementation actions, and asked respondents to rank them in the order of importance. A summary of the survey results is available here.
In addition to the outreach efforts already conducted, the “Virtual Planning Commission Meetings” will provide another opportunity for community input to inform the City’s Planning Commission in forming a recommendation for the future of the Artesia & Aviation Corridors. Comments for the Planning Commission may be submitted to the Planning Division at PlanningRedondo@redondo.org up until 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.
Where to watch
Both upcoming meetings will be livestreamed on the City’s website at https://redondo.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx, as well as broadcast on the City’s local television channels (Spectrum Cable Channel 8 and Frontier Communications Channel 41).
Thank you for helping to chart the course for the future of the Artesia and Aviation Corridors!